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AVON – Two men were arrested on high-level felony drug charges on the 390 in Avon on Saturday as part of a continued highway initiative by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office called ‘Operation Safe Interstate’ after Deputies pulled them over for having illegally tinted windows.
According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Deputies stopped the vehicle on Interstate 390 Southbound in the Town of Avon at approximately 9:00 p.m. on April 11 for illegal window tint on a passenger vehicle, and after an investigation alongside K9 officer Utah, arrested Brian Robson Jr., 36 of Hornell, NY and David Ames, 31, of Canaseraga, NY.
“Proactive arrest after proactive arrest, the Deputies are doing an awesome job in making Livingston County a safer place,” said Sheriff Dougherty. “I am very proud of their hard work, their dedication and their service to the residents.”
Through investigation from Deputy Connor Sanford and Deputy Shawn Whitford with K9 partner Utah, several baggies of cocaine were located inside the vehicle and hidden in various locations on their body. A small amount of marihuana was also located in the vehicle.
Robson was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B Felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison, and a Window Tint Violation.
Ames was charged with Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree a class D Felony punishable by a maximum of 4 1/3 years in prison, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana violation. Ames also had a warrant for his arrest issued by the Hornell Police Department.
Both subjects were arraigned in Avon Town Court and both were committed to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 secured bond. Robson and Ames are currently being held in the Livingston County Jail.
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) David Ames and Brian Robson Jr. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)